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PARKER, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in La Paz County say a former high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a former student. County Sheriff's officials say Michael O'Boyle is being held on 16 counts of sexual conduct with a minor. They say O'Boyle was booked Friday into the Yavapai County Jail in Prescott Valley. He formerly taught at Salome High School. Sheriff's officials say there were notified of the alleged relationship between O'Boyle and a former student in April.

PHOENIX (AP) - Supporters of Gov. Doug Ducey end bid to knock primary challenger off the ballot. Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett is running against Ducey for the Republican nomination in the Aug. 23 primary election.

PHOENIX (AP) - Latino elected officials from around the nation are questioning the head of the U.S. Census Bureau over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, which they strongly oppose. Members of the group said at a conference Saturday that the decision to ask about citizenship status is purely political and will affect Latino communities by resulting in an undercount. The group is holding its annual conference in Phoenix this week.

PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Doug Ducey's office says a contempt of court ruling against Arizona's prison director for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates was unjustified. Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says the governor stands behind Corrections Director Charles Ryan, who works for Ducey. Scarpinato says the governor's office will stand with Ryan and challenge any judge who tries to set agency policy.

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